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Young Adult Fiction 2730
One of My Favorite Books of All Time
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Why I Loved It: Ok I'm worrying that I'm going to ramble. Or gush. Most likely gush. Disenchantments and I have an interesting history. Believe it or not, I gave it up at ALA. My friend was steaming because she wanted it. Luckily, they put out some more copies toward the end of the day, so we both got one. I'm not sure what it was, but something kept drawing me to the book so it slowly crept up my TBR pile. Now that I've read it, I wish it could have just kept going on and on in this incredible road trip of growing up and self-discovery.

I have to say this. The cover is amazing. I don't really want to change the picture under my currently reading section. Just the cover makes my blog look better. But there is so much more to this book than the cover. The book is what every teenager dreams of doing: going on a road trip with their close friends. The cover makes you think more girly. I was really surprised to discover that the book is told from a boy's point of view. He's actually the "roadie"on the trip with these girls making up a girl band that is the very essence of the stereotypical "girl band". That's the point though. The earnestness of belonging to a group and being something to each other.

The book just has so much truth to it. I've read the typical "coming-of-age" novel but this is going to top my list of favorites. The author portrays these emotions everyone feels at that age in such a raw, real way.

In the end, the book is more than the seven days of touring. It's a series of moments when a group of friends make memories, learn how to say good-bye, and ultimately learn to take those little moments and the big ones too and shape your life into something that matters. And to make sure that life is right for you.

Who Should Read It: Contemporary YA lovers, this book is for you. Anyone that loves a good road trip, enjoy the ride. *hehe pun intended*
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